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2010-10-04 12:35:00

Britain's Robert Edwards, the "father of the test tube baby," won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for his work on in-vitro fertilization. "His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity including more than 10 percent of all couples worldwide," the Nobel Assembly at the Swedish Karolinska Institute said. Edwards won the prize for his work on in-vitro fertilization (IVF), which has helped millions of...

2009-09-19 14:02:38

Increasing numbers of poor foreign women are being exploited by British couples who buy human eggs to conceive, critics of the practice contend. Hundreds of British couples travel to Spain, Romania and Ukraine each month to buy eggs from vulnerable women willing to take health risks to make money, fertility expert Naomi Pfeffer told the Motherhood in the 21st Century Conference at University College London. It commodifies women's bodies and treats their reproductive capacities as a service,...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.